Paula Carney

Professor Keith Green receives Emerging Leader Award from Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Keith Green, PhD, MSW, will receive an emerging leader award from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group at the 40th Anniversary Awards Gala for his significant impact on Public Health. Green has strong community roots and an extensive history as an organizer, educator, researcher, and advocate. His current research agenda is focused primarily on …
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Social Work Professors Mason and Kelly receive Vigilante Award for Scholarly Excellence

Congratulations to Christie Mason and Brian Kelly who, along with co-author Virginia McConchie, were recently awarded the 9th Annual Florence W. Vigilante Award for Scholarly Excellence.  The award is given in recognition of the best article published in Volume 40 (2020) of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work.  The publication, “Including Neuroscience in Social …
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Interinstitutional Transnational Experience About Migration Studies – Two Jesuit Institutions Partner to Provide Academic Practice and Social Service

Professor Maria Vidal de Haymes has a long-standing commitment to migration studies. One focus includes international student exchanges within a humanitarian framework linked to social service with the Mexican migrant population in Chicago. Dr. Vidal de Haymes (Loyola University Chicago) and Dr. Graciela Polanco Hernandez (Iberoamericana University, Mexico) developed an interinstitutional transnational program designed to …
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LUC School of Social Work and CURL Partner with AARP and Illinois Agencies to Identify Challenges & Solutions for 50+ Illinoisans of Color

Illinois residents are aging – with over 34% above the age of 50 and more than a third are African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian American/Pacific Islander. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on older adults underscores the need to focus on this group, especially older communities of color. AARP-Illinois, Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Chicago Urban League …
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Faculty member Abha Rai elected to leadership role in South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association

Abha Rai, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was elected to the role of Vice-President of the South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association  (SASWEA),  an affiliated group of CSWE Commission on Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The purpose of SASWEA is to provide a platform for social work educators and researchers who are interested in …
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Professor Philip Hong partners with WTTW on FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty Program

Social Work Professor Philip Hong developed a Discussion Guide to accompany the WTTW Program FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, presented virtually on January 18, 2021 and now available as a web resource.  A media-rich resource, FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty includes powerful stories told by five Chicagoans experiencing intergenerational poverty who will help viewers better understand the …
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